Perfect Picture Book Friday! You Made Me a Mother by Laurenne Sala

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a gorgeous book about a mother’s love.

mademotherYou Made Me a Mother
Written by Laurenne Sala
Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
32 pages – ages 4+

Published by HarperCollins on March 8, 2016

Theme/Topic- Mother-Child/Love/Family

Genre- Realistic Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “I felt you.
You were a pea.
Then a lemon.
Then an eggplant.”

Synopsis from publisher: “In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala’s heartwarming text, accompanied by New York Times bestselling artist Robin Preiss Glasser’s charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond.”

What I Thought- This is a really sweet book, with love pouring throughout the pages, and into the reader as well. The illustrations are rather realistic, but with a very nice feeling to them. The writing reflects ho a mom would actually speak to her child and flows very nicely. I could see mom’s reading this book over and over again to her children. The pictures are full of emotion, and they showcase how a mother loves her child. This is a gorgeous book that parents will love to read to their kids – and that their kids would love to be read to!

Activities and Resources- has a great list of 101 things you can do with your child HERE! has a great list for parents to teach about love HERE!

Check out the trailer for the book –

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

Categories: Age 1-5, Perfect Picture Book Friday

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28 replies

  1. What a sweet book. Another great gift book for new mothers! It’s such a joyful book!

  2. I am always looking out for good gifts for baby showers. This sounds perfect.

  3. Sounds like a great gift for new families, showers, and Mother’s Day too. Thanks.

  4. Excellent review! I LOVE your blog–so glad I found you!! 🙂

  5. I just watched the book trailer you included. I LOVE this book! I can see what a perfect book this is to give to a new mom, but another part of me sees this as the perfect book for a mom to gift to her child. This is truly a present from the heart. Thanks for sharing this beautiful book.

  6. Sounds like a very sweet book. Robin Preiss Glasser’s illustration definitely add a certain warmth to the book.

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. And I love Robin Preiss Glasser’s warm and evocative illustration style. It’s like seeing an old friend (probably because I’ve ready so many Fancy Nancy books).

  8. Sounds like a sweet book and a lovely celebration of moms and kids. But it wouldn’t work as well for the second child in a family.

  9. This sounds like one I can’t resist, Erik. Thanks for giving it a shout out!

  10. WOW…absolutely loving this book, Erik! Thank you so much for sharing it. Loved the trailer. 😉

  11. Sweet! I also made Mom a mother. But by adoption…

    Love and licks,

  12. This sounds so sweet! It would be nice to enjoy on Mother’s Day, I bet!

  13. Wonderful sites for activities you included. Nice, Erik.

  14. Nice to see a sweet book. Thanks for the recommendation, Erik.

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